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Four Forts in Mancunium

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Manchester is probably best known for its recent industrial history, with constant reminders of that from the strong lines and orange-brown colours of the remaining warehouses and factory buildings.

But its history goes back much further than that.  The name Manchester comes from the Roman settlement of Mamucium or Mancunium.   The Castlefield area was the terminus of the Bridgewater Canal, the world’s first industrial canal built in 1764; the oldest canal warehouse opened here in 1779; and the world’s first passenger railway terminated here in 1830, at Liverpool Road railway station.    But in the period AD 70 to AD 410 Castlefield was the location of four Roman forts.  A reconstruction stands here now and is open to the public, free of charge.

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Jo over at Restless Jo kindly invited me to join the Five Photos, Five Stories challenge that has been rattling around the blogosphere in recent months. This photo challenge requires participants to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem, a long post or a short paragraph, and each day you should nominate another blogger for the challenge.
This is the final post of my required five, and I’m breaking the rules again by making my nomination of future participants an open invite – if you haven’t been invited yet and you’d like to take up the challenge, then please accept my invitation.
It has been fun, so many thanks again to Jo for the invite.

 aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 3 June 2015


7 replies »

  1. 5 already? Good grief! 🙂 The week’s on fly past! 🙂 Thank you very much for the links and for humouring me, Debs 🙂 A Manchester freebie? It looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.


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